San Fran­cisco Pride

GA Voice - - National Lgbt Pride -

Na­tional LGBT Pride sea­son is in full swing, and there’s no shortage of Pride fes­ti­vals to choose from; from nearby Sa­van­nah to as far away as San Fran­cisco—there’s plenty of op­por­tu­nity to cel­e­brate the beauty, strength and re­silience of our com­mu­nity. We’ve com­piled a list of ma­jor Pride events across the U.S. through Novem­ber, while high­light­ing a few that are within driv­ing dis­tance or a quick flight away. So take it all in and then get out and show your Pride!

It doesn’t get any big­ger than San Fran­cisco Pride. This year’s theme is “For Racial and Eco­nomic Equal­ity.” Now in its 46th year, the two-day event will boast over 200 pa­rade con­tin­gents and ex­hibitors along with twenty com­mu­nity run stages and venues. The pa­rade kicks off on Sun­day, June 26 in the heart of down­town San Fran­cisco. Ge­or­gia-born ac­tor Randy Har­ri­son (“Queer As Folk”) is also sched­uled to ap­pear.

Bal­ti­more Pride

Beale Street in Memphis is a tourist’s dream—soul food, the FedEx Fo­rum and live mu­sic, but one day out of the year the an­nual Pride Fes­ti­val and Pa­rade takes over the beloved strip. More than 9,000 at­ten­dees show up to en­joy mu­si­cians, bands, speak­ers and dance per­for­mances. This year, MidSouth Pride will host the in­au­gu­ral ‘GAYLa’—a black-tie event to give par­tic­i­pants a chance to get “dolled up” and to en­joy friend­ship and com­mu­nity.

By DAR­IAN AARON

Sa­van­nah Pride

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